Welcome to our virtual exhibit for the American Literature Association!

We are sorry not to meet you this year at the American Literature Association in San Diego. However, we would still like to introduce you to some of our new titles, many of which are available in print via print on demand and as e-books! Please browse and follow the links to shop!

Have a project you'd like to discuss? Several of our editors acquire books related to American literature studies.

Out of concern for the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, and in response to a statewide order closing all non-life-sustaining businesses, PSU Press has suspended warehouse operations until further notice and will not be shipping physical books during this time. (For more information on PSU Press's response to COVID-19, click here.)

 

Available in print

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The Enthymeme

Syllogism, Reasoning, and Narrative in Ancient Greek Rhetoric

James Fredal

$89.95 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08613-2

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226 pages
6" × 9"
2020

The Paradoxes of Posterity

Benjamin Hoffmann, and Translated by Alan J. Singerman

$69.95 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08703-0

184 pages
6" × 9"
2020

Love in a Time of Slaughters

Human-Animal Stories Against Genocide and Extinction

Susan McHugh

$99.95 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08461-9

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240 pages
6" × 9"
2019

AnthropoScene: The SLSA Book Series

The Francis Daniel Pastorius Reader

Writings by an Early American Polymath

Patrick Erben, Alfred Brophy, and Margo Lambert

$99.95 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08328-5

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480 pages
7" × 10"
10 b&w illustrations
2019

Max Kade Research Institute: Germans Beyond Europe

The Writings of Elizabeth Webb

A Quaker Missionary in America, 1697–1726

Edited by Rachel Cope and Zachary McLeod Hutchins

$99.95 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08222-6

240 pages
6" × 9"
2019

Literary Obscenities

U.S. Case Law and Naturalism after Modernism

Erik M. Bachman

$34.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08006-2

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208 pages
6.75" × 9.5"
8 b&w illustrations
2018

Refiguring Modernism

The Letters of Mary Penry

A Single Moravian Woman in Early America

Edited by Scott Paul Gordon

$24.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08109-0

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320 pages
6" × 9"
7 b&w illustrations
2018

Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist Studies

Posthumous America

Literary Reinventions of America at the End of the Eighteenth Century

Benjamin Hoffmann, and Translated by Alan J. Singerman

$34.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08008-6

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256 pages
6" × 9"
3 b&w illustrations
2018

Thinking Together

Lecturing, Learning, and Difference in the Long Nineteenth Century

Edited by Angela G. Ray and Paul Stob

$34.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08088-8

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264 pages
6" × 9"
12 b&w illustrations
2018

Rhetoric and Democratic Deliberation

An Empire of Print

The New York Publishing Trade in the Early American Republic

Steven Carl Smith

$29.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08232-5

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264 pages
6" × 9"
2017

Penn State Series in the History of the Book

Available as an e-book

 

Babel of the Atlantic

Edited by Bethany Wiggin

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336 pages
6" × 9"
44 b&w illustrations
2019

Max Kade Research Institute: Germans Beyond Europe

Pet Projects

Animal Fiction and Taxidermy in the Nineteenth-Century Archive

Elizabeth Young

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280 pages
7" × 9"
35 b&w illustrations
2019

Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures

Queering Mennonite Literature

Archives, Activism, and the Search for Community

Daniel Shank Cruz

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184 pages
6" × 9"
2019

The Politics of the Book

A Study on the Materiality of Ideas

Filipe Carreira da Silva and Monica Brito Vieira

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272 pages
6" × 9"
2019

Penn State Series in the History of the Book

Afro-Catholic Festivals in the Americas

Performance, Representation, and the Making of Black Atlantic Tradition

Edited by Cécile Fromont

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224 pages
6" × 9"
10 color/6 b&w illustrations
2019

Africana Religions

Here in This Island We Arrived

Shakespeare and Belonging in Immigrant New York

Elisabeth H. Kinsley

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216 pages
6" × 9"
14 b&w illustrations/1 map
2019

Troublesome Women

Gender, Crime, and Punishment in Antebellum Pennsylvania

Erica Rhodes Hayden

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256 pages
6" × 9"
4 b&w illustrations
2019

The Quakers, 1656–1723

The Evolution of an Alternative Community

By Richard C. Allen and Rosemary Moore

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360 pages
6" × 9"
2018

The New History of Quakerism

The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture

Samantha Baskind

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328 pages
7.5" × 9.5"
30 color/57 b&w illustrations
2018

Landscape into Eco Art

Articulations of Nature Since the ’60s

Mark Cheetham

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256 pages
7" × 10"
27 color/36 b&w illustrations
2018

Surveying the Avant-Garde

Questions on Modernism, Art, and the Americas in Transatlantic Magazines

Lori Cole

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256 pages
7" × 9.5"
20 b&w illustrations
2018

Refiguring Modernism

Religion Around Billie Holiday

Tracy Fessenden

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280 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
2018

Religion Around

Graphic Reproduction

A Comics Anthology

Edited by Jenell Johnson, Afterword by Susan Merrill Squier

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232 pages
7" × 10"
171 color illustrations
2018

Graphic Medicine

Sentiments of a British-American Woman

Esther DeBerdt Reed and the American Revolution

Owen S. Ireland

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264 pages
6" × 9"
2018

Photography and Other Media in the Nineteenth Century

Edited by Nicoletta Leonardi and Simone Natale

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256 pages
7" × 10"
41 b&w illustrations
2018

Study in Black and White

Photography, Race, Humor

Tanya Sheehan

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216 pages
8.5" × 9.5"
80 color/12 b&w illustrations
2018

The Hidden Life of Life

A Walk through the Reaches of Time

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

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216 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
1 b&w illustration
2018

Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures

Heroine of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

Gwendolyn Bennett’s Selected Writings

Edited by Belinda Wheeler and Louis J. Parascandola

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272 pages
6" × 9"
7 b&w illustrations
2018

Reading Shaver’s Creek

Ecological Reflections from an Appalachian Forest

Edited by Ian Marshall

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168 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
8 b&w illustrations/1 map
2018

Keystone Books

Taking Turns

Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371

MK Czerwiec

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224 pages
8.25" × 7.25"
184 color illustrations
2017

Graphic Medicine

Letters Written from the Banks of the Ohio

Claude-François de Lezay-Marnésia, Edited with an introduction by Benjamin Hoffmann, and Translated by Alan J. Singerman

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232 pages
6" × 9"
2017

Speaking to Body and Soul

Instructions for the Moravian Choir Helpers, 1785–1786

Edited and translated by Katherine M. Faull

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200 pages
6" × 9"
9 b&w illustrations
2017

Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist Studies

Among the Woo People

A Survival Guide for Living in a College Town

Russell Frank

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248 pages
5" × 8"
2017

Keystone Books

Supernatural Entertainments

Victorian Spiritualism and the Rise of Modern Media Culture

Simone Natale

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248 pages
6" × 9"
31 b&w illustrations
2016

Where Honeybees Thrive

Stories from the Field

Heather Swan

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176 pages
6.75" × 8.5"
34 color illustrations
2017

Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures

Nothing but Love in God's Water

Volume 1: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement

Robert Darden

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224 pages
7" × 10"
7 b&w illustrations
2014

Nothing but Love in God’s Water

Volume 2: Black Sacred Music from Sit-Ins to Resurrection City

Robert Darden

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344 pages
7" × 10"
28 b&w illustrations
2016

Ernest Hemingway

A New Life

James M. Hutchisson

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320 pages
7" × 10"
23 b&w illustrations
2016

My Degeneration

A Journey Through Parkinson’s

Peter Dunlap-Shohl

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108 pages
6.75" × 8.5"
97 color illustrations
2015

Graphic Medicine

The Salem Belle

A Tale of 1692

Ebenezer Wheelwright, Edited, with an introduction and notes by Richard Kopley

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224 pages
5" × 7.25"
2016

Religion Around Emily Dickinson

W. Clark Gilpin

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216 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
2014

Religion Around

New & Forthcoming books

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PathoGraphics

Narrative, Aesthetics, Contention, Community

Edited by Susan Merrill Squier and Irmela Marei Krüger-Fürhoff

Coming in June

248 pages
7" × 10"
34 color/29 b&w illustrations
2020

Graphic Medicine

A Material World

Culture, Society, and the Life of Things in Early Anglo-America

Edited by George W. Boudreau and Margaretta M. Lovell

344 pages
7" × 10"
22 color/109 b&w illustrations
2019

Aliceheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Through the Looking Glass

Dana Walrath

80 pages
8.25" × 8.75"
36 color/7 b&w illustrations
2016

Graphic Medicine

Against Our Will

Sexual Trauma in American Art Since 1970

Vivien Green Fryd

368 pages
7" × 10"
29 color/65 b&w illustrations
2019

The Book of Sarah

Sarah Lightman

240 pages
6.7" × 9.4"
240 color illustrations
2019
Co-published with Myriad Editions

Graphic Medicine

Life Support

Invitation to Prayer

Judith Cohen Margolis

96 pages
4" × 6"
9 color/21 b&w illustrations
2019

Graphic Medicine

Bells for America

The Cold War, Modernism, and the Netherlands Carillon in Arlington

Diederik Oostdijk

256 pages
7" × 9.5"
33 b&w illustrations
2019

Refiguring Modernism

Shattered Objects

Djuna Barnes’s Modernism

Edited by Elizabeth Pender and Cathryn Setz

248 pages
7" × 9.5"
21 b&w illustrations
2019

Refiguring Modernism

The Shape of Difficulty

A Fan Letter to Unruly Objects

Bret L. Rothstein

228 pages
7" × 9"
38 color illustrations
2019

Pier Groups

Art and Sex Along the New York Waterfront

Jonathan Weinberg

232 pages
7" × 9"
34 color/66 b&w illustrations
2019

The Lady Doctor

Ian Williams

264 pages
6.3" × 9"
2019
Co-published with Myriad Editions

Graphic Medicine

Essential backlist

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Shale Play

Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields

Julia Spicher Kasdorf and Steven Rubin

144 pages
10" × 9"
74 color illustrations
2018

Keystone Books

Escaping Wars and Waves

Encounters with Syrian Refugees

Olivier Kugler

80 pages
8.75" × 11.5"
40 b&w illustrations
2018
Co-published with Myriad Editions

Graphic Medicine

A Thousand Coloured Castles

Gareth Brookes

208 pages
6.75" × 9.5"
2017
Co-published with Myriad Editions

Graphic Medicine

The Facts of Life

Paula Knight

240 pages
6.75" × 9"
2017

Graphic Medicine

Henry James and American Painting

Colm Tóibín, Marc Simpson, and Declan Kiely

192 pages
8" × 10"
70 color illustrations
2017
Co-published with The Morgan Library & Museum

Penn State Series in the History of the Book

Hole in the Heart

Bringing Up Beth

Henny Beaumont

288 pages
6.75" × 9.5"
280 b&w illustrations
2016

Graphic Medicine

The Walking Med

Zombies and the Medical Image

Edited by Lorenzo Servitje and Sherryl Vint, Foreword by Steven C. Schlozman

264 pages
6" × 9"
54 b&w illustrations
2016

Graphic Medicine

The Bad Doctor

The Troubled Life and Times of Dr. Iwan James

Ian Williams

224 pages
6.3" × 9"
2015

Graphic Medicine

Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park

. . . When You’re 29 and Unemployed

Aneurin Wright

320 pages
7.75" × 9.8"
2015

Graphic Medicine

Editorial Staff to contact

Assistant Director, Editor-in-Chief acquires in the areas of animal studies, graphic studies, interdisciplinary literary studies, and sensory studies. Her book series include Animalibus: Of Animals and Culture, AnthropoScene: The SLSA Book Series, Graphic Medicine, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sensory History

Executive Editor acquires in the areas of art and architectural history, visual culture, history of photography, medieval and early modern studies, occultism and esoterism, Iberian and Latin American history and culture. Her book series include Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies, Iberian Encounter and Exchange, 475–1755, Latin American Originals, Magic in History, Magic in History Sourcebooks, and Refiguring Modernism

Acquisitions Editor acquires in the areas of Pennsylvania and mid-Atlantic history, regional studies and regional trade, and religious studies. Her series include Inventing Christianity, Signifying (on) Scriptures, Religion Around, The Max Kade Research Institute Series: Germans beyond Europe, Keystone Books, Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist Studies, Critical Inquiries in English Literature, 1400–1700, and World Christianity

Acquisitions Editor acquires in the areas of American studies, and rhetoric and communication studies. His book series include American Music History Book Series, Humor in America, Rhetoric and Democratic Deliberation, and RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric

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